The best self-soothing techniques for adults

Find out all about this gentle strategy for managing difficult emotions

Stars Insider

02/11/22 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Mental health

In essence, self-soothing is the practice of comforting yourself. This might sound simple, but it’s something that few of us think to do in moments of emotional distress. By contrast, if we see a loved one, particularly a child, experiencing some kind of upset, we automatically try to comfort and soothe them.

We have been conditioned to think that it’s something you can only do for another person, or that another person can do for you. But the reality is that we can all learn to soothe ourselves, and, in fact, it’s an essential skill to have for our emotional well-being.

Click through the following gallery to learn more about the practice of self-soothing and some of its most effective techniques.

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